Re-Drafting The Absolutely Stacked 2014 NBA Draft

30. Okaro White - San Antonio Spurs  


Original Spot For White: Undrafted
Original 30th Pick: Kyle Anderson

The undrafted prospect out of Florida State has carved out a nice role for himself with the Miami Heat. Erik Spoelstra prides himself on having a gritty, hard-nosed roster. White's play epitomizes these characteristics. While somewhat of a shaky perimeter shooter, he more than makes up for those deficiencies with dogged effort on the defensive end of the floor. White can adequately guard either forward spot, and has the athleticism to eventually be a lethal cutter.

White would fit exceptionally well with the Spurs. The Western Conference has a litany of top-notch wings (Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, Paul George) to defend against. Duly, Gregg Popovich has an uncanny ability to turn an afterthought of a player into a legitimate rotation guy. In essence, he could become the next Jonathon Simmons in terms of a meteoric rise from obscurity into relevancy.

29. Sean Kilpatrick - Oklahoma City Thunder


Original Spot For Kilpatrick: Undrafted
Original 29th Pick: Josh Huestis

Kilpatrick had a productive career in college with Cincinnati. However, his draft stock tumbled over his advanced age and a broken shot. Kilpatrick has since quieted the doubters -- garnering a rotation spot with the Brooklyn Nets. With a dearth of talent on the roster, Kilpatrick was able to play himself into a role. His perimeter shot isn't great (33.5-percent on threes, 42.1-percent from the field). However, Kilpatrick is a physical guard with the ability to defend and rebound.

A defensive-minded athlete with a lack of perimeter skills...where have we heard that before? If we're going by recent memory, Kilpatrick would seamlessly transition onto the current Oklahoma City roster. Based upon their depth issues, he could even battle Alex Abrines for some minutes off the bench.

28. Tim Frazier - Los Angeles Clippers


Original Spot For Frazier: Undrafted
Original 28th Pick: C.J. Wilcox

Frazier isn't an elite player by any stretch. His lack of overall size limits his effectiveness -- particularly on the defensive end in pick-and-roll situations. With that said, Frazier is a quick guard with above-average passing skills. After dominating the D-League in 2015, he broke into the NBA with the New Orleans Pelicans. He didn't score a ton, but Frazier did often lead the second-unit well as a lead facilitator.

The Clippers are one team in need of a true point guard off the bench. Sorry Austin Rivers, but you're a shooting guard stuck in a point guard's body. While he's got terrific skills, no one would confuse chucker Lou Williams with a point guard, either. With the Clippers' recent volatility bench-wise, Frazier would be a welcomed sight.

27. Tarik Black - Phoenix Suns



Original Spot For Black: Undrafted
Original 27th Pick: Bogdan Bogdanović

There's always a place in the league for someone like Black. Generously listed at 6'8", Black's lack of height limits his overall ceiling as a player. He also can't really stretch the floor -- something that's become almost a necessity for any NBA player today. But really, how many bench players possess multi-faceted games? You're looking for a niche player to exploit their specific knack to the best of their abilities.

As it pertains to Black, he's an uber-athletic big man with a penchant for rebounding. He surprisingly will block some shots with his length and bounce, and uses a burly frame to knock post players off their spot. If anything, Black is the perfect player to inject energy for a unit in need of some. Phoenix needs a little bit of everything. Black would fit the bill quite well as a high-character, high-energy reserve. The front office would only hope that some of these traits rub off on Marquese Chriss.

26. Dwight Powell - Charlotte Hornets



Original Spot For Powell: 45th Overall (Charlotte)
Original 26th Pick: P.J. Hairston

Powell hasn't really done much to justify his 4-year/$37 million deal he got recently from the Dallas Mavericks. His career averages total 5.7 PPG, 3.6 RPG, and 0.4 BPG. Powell is efficient around the rim -- though he struggles from beyond the paint (a career 26-percent shooter from three). He gets the nod over Black simply due to his size. He's a bouncy athlete with adequate quickness. At 6'11", Powell can also disrupt players with his length.

Hairston did flash some interesting ability during his short NBA career. He started 43 games for Charlotte last year -- averaging 6.0 PPG in 19.5 minutes. However, he shot a paltry 35.9-percent from the field. Hairston also struggled immensely on the defensive end. He's currently a free agent.

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